Koda Integrative Therapy Group

Therapeutic Massage and Health Partners for Recovery and Performance

Client Testimonial_Mandy T.

Abigail is amazing . I would recommend to all my clients and friends . She is knowledgeable of anatomy and pain, and is skillful in finding the knots, trigger points and making them less!! I've been going to her for almost awhile, and In the past I had severe pain in my neck, arms, hands and fingers due to my profession. Since I'm Always using my hands, the doctor’s said I had carpal tunnel, but with consistent massage and self-care maintenance with Abigail she has helped the pain tremendously .

Client Testimonial_Cate C

I was experiencing shooting pain up the back of my neck into my head. I hadn't slept in several days, and normal activity was impossible...after one visit with Abigail, 80% of my pain was gone. Her caring and focused knowledge of the body, along with her commitment to integrating massage into Western Medicine makes her my partner of choice for all my patients.

Client Testimonial_Barry S.

"Abigail’s expert and professional massage work, along with her advice about stretching, helped me reduce neck and shoulder pain, so that I could get back to rowing - and all my other daily activities." Barry S.

Highlight of Massage Benefits

Touch is a natural human reaction to pain and stress. Our instinct when we hurt ourselves, hit our head or have a sore neck is to rub it. Massage creates chemical changes in the body that reduce pain and stress. Therapeutic Massage is a non-invasive, drug free, humanistic approach to aid the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

No matter what your age or fitness level, you can benefit from massage. Massage not only feels good, it’s good for you. Here are some of the benefits to receiving massage regularly:

  • Increases blood circulation, by helping the body pump more oxygen and nutrients to tissues and vital organs
  • Stimulate the release of natural, unwanted waste from the body, stimulating the lymphatic system efficiency.
  • Boost the body’s natural defense by 'cleaning' out the circulatory, endocrine and muscular systems.
  • Increases range of motion and joint flexibility
  • Helps break up adhesion between layers of fascia (knots) and reduce muscular tension
  • Helps athletes prepare for and recover from strenuous workouts or athletic events and helps with maintenance between workouts
  • Hydrates all tissues and improves the condition of the skin
  • Lessens anxiety and depression, elevates mood
  • Releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller
  • Aids in recovery from surgery and chronic illness
  • Reduces headaches and migraines
  • Reduces scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Relieves symptoms of PMS
  • Reduces arthritis stiffness and pain
  • Can lessen medication dependency
  • Shown to increase cells that fight cancer

The benefits of bodywork are greatest when massage is a regular part of your health plan. It is not often that we find things that are good for us that feel good too! Let’s take advantage of the ones that do. Schedule your next massage today at Symmetry Health Center. The benefits are endless

New Site Added

Koda Massage Therapist is added to the Staff of Revolutions in Fitness in Palo Alto, CA.  Neuromuscular therapy and Active Release Techniques are provided. Schedule your appointment today.

 

Find a Trusted Massage Therapist

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Members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) are the most trusted massage therapists in the United States. Currently in California all new massage therapists must be fully licensed – which includes a minimum classroom hours is 500, 250 hours of work in the field, in addition to passing the national certification test (MbLEX).

There are several ways to find the right massage therapist:

Ask Questions:
To ensure your massage therapy session will benefit your health and wellness needs ask these questions:
1.    Are you a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)?
AMTA members commit to the AMTA Code of Ethics and must meet all state and/or local requirements to practice. AMTA professional members have demonstrated a level of skill and knowledge through education and are required to meet continuing education requirements.

2.    Are you licensed to practice massage in this state?
Forty-five states and Washington, D.C. regulate the massage therapy profession. Ask your massage therapist about their credentials to practice massage therapy according to the laws in your state or local community.

3.    Are you trained in any specific types of massage?
While some massage therapists use just one or two types of massage, many are trained in a variety of techniques. Talk to your massage therapist about your health and why you are seeking massage therapy. This dialogue will help the massage therapist choose the best approach to achieve the goals of your massage.


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Review local businesses and see what other clients are say about their experience - ensure your massage therapist can provide cost effective services, in a way that will enhance your experience. 

INFORMATION AND APPOINTMENT CALLS
Call the businesses and talk to someone in the office, and explain what you are looking for - ensure your massage therapist can provide the services, and satisfy your understanding of their ethics and philosophy.